Home News Mother jailed for smuggling ganja in court’s lock-ups
Georgetown Magistrate Rhondel Weaver on Friday sentenced a mother of three to one year’s imprisonment for smuggling a quantity of marijuana into the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court’s lockups for a friend, who is detained there.
Sarah Chance was on trial before Magistrate Weaver and was found guilty of the offence which detailed that she smuggled 23 grams of cannabis inside the sole of a pair of boots on January 21, 2019.
The 33-year-old woman of Kaneville, East Bank Demerara (EBD), had previously denied the charge. The case was prosecuted by Simone Payne while Chance did not have an attorney.
According to reports, the mother of three and the inmate were known to each other since they had been communicating for months. On the day in question, officers at the court informed Chance that the boots she had taken for the man had to be checked. According to the prosecution’s case, after this was told to Chance she began acting in a suspicious manner, causing the ranks to take a closer look at the footwear. During the search, the drug was found in the sole of the footwear.
Chance, during her first court appearance, told the court that she was only doing a favour for a friend, which was to drop off the boots for a prisoner in the lookups, while stating that she picked it up (boots) from a person in Albouystown, Georgetown.